Stop Groove 2007 alerts annoying you all the time!

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
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Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

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TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

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TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

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TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

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TNP 😉

Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

‘till next time lovers!
TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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TNP 😉

Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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TNP 😉

Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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TNP 😉

Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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TNP 😉

Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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TNP 😉

Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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TNP 😉

Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

‘till next time!
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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

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Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

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In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

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They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

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So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

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Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

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Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

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So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

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Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

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Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
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or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

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Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

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So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
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four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

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TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

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Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

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In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

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They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

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So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

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Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

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Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

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TNP 😉

So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

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TNP 😉

Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

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Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

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Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

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So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
colleagues, this
co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

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Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

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So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

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Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

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In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

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They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

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So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

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Has this ever happened to you?

You morning starts off great.  You beat all the traffic, here
get into the office precisely at the time you are supposed to start, ailment and enjoy the best cup of coffee you have had in months.

You open up Outlook, and put that appointment in your calendar that you had thought of on the way into office.

But then something horrific happens.  When you go to check your email, there is a new meeting request in there – for the exact same time you just set the appointment in your calendar.  What are you to do????

Ok… I might be getting a little dramatic here, but this has happened to me a couple of times over the last few months – and today thanks to my friend Alistair Speirs (Australia’s premier Microsoft Office Client Technology Specialist – try Googling/Live Searching that now Al!), I have found a way to avoid this exact situation in the future.

There is a command line switch for Outlook 2007 which will start Outlook, force detection of all the new meeting requests that people sneakily invited you too overnight, and push them straight into your calendar before you get a chance to look at it.

The outcome being that you have a clear and accurate picture of how your time will be used today – before you start digging into your email.

And the best part is, the switch has a cool name… /sniff

For those that don’t know how to use switches, my advice would be to visit the Microsoft Office Online page that talks about Command-line switches for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

And if you want to take a look at some other switches that will make you more productive – check out the original post on Alistair’s blog.

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Are you a sweetheart who wants to create their own valentines day card for someone special but don’t know where to start?

Well over at Office Online, refractionist
you can get Valentine’s Day card templates for Word 2007 which will give you the inspiration you need to show your other half that you really care!

And if you really want to show that you love her/him, internist
why not put together a Valentines Day PowerPoint Deck!  There are a number of Valentine’s Day PowerPoint designs you can use to knock her/him off their feet!

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So… you have spent hours collating your data in Excel 2007.  You have finally got the information where you want it – with sub-totals and all.  You collapse the outline to only show the sub-totals, pharmacist
because that is all you are interested in.  But when you try to copy those subtotals into another spreadsheet, it copies EVERY row, not just the sub-totals.

So how on Earth are you supposed to copy all those sub-totals in Excel 2007 without copying all the ‘hidden’ rows as well?

The problem is that when you select rows using the sub-total outline view, it is selecting every row, not just those sub-totals.  The way to solve this is to only select the visible cells – which means we have to use a feature of Excel called “Go To Special”.  Here is how to do it:

1) Select all your sub-totals that you want to copy

2) On the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, look for the “Editing” group – usually it is the last one, all the way over at the right hand side of the Ribbon.

3) Click on “Find & Select”

4) On the little menu that appears, click “Go To Special”

5) In the box that appears, make sure you select “Visible Cells Only” in the right hand column

6) Click OK

7) Copy using the menu (or ctrl+c) and then paste your sub-totals in your new spreadsheet

You can stop pulling your hair out now!

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Are you new, public health
or have just upgraded to Word 2007?  Since starting The New Paperclip over two years ago, tadalafil
there have been a few questions that come up again and again that people ask – some of which I have listed below.

  1. How do I change my page orientation in Word 2007 from Portrait to Landscape or vice versa?
  2. How do I change my line spacing in Word 2007?
  3. How do I undo in Word 2007?
  4. How do I do an email merge in Word 2007?
  5. How do I add page numbers in Word 2007?
  6. How do I print in Word 2007?
  7. Where did the file menu go in Word 2007?
  8. How can I change my page layout in Word 2007?
  9. How do I superscript text in Word 2007?
  10. How do I email a document using Word 2007?

Remember that you can have more Word 2007 help, this site
tips, tricks and tutorials delivered to your inbox simply by subscribing to the Office 2007 newsletter.

Finally… if you have any more Word 2007 questions, check out The Ultimate Guide to Word 2007

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Hi everyone!

I am very proud to announce that today The New Paperclip was listed on Alltop.

Alltop is best described as an online magazine rack that helps you keep up to date with all the top news from around the world.  The New Paperclip is now featured in the Top Microsoft Office News section!

It wouldn’t have happened without all your support, pilule
so a big thank you to everyone in the “The New Paperclip” community!

In the spirit of community, here are a few links to a few of the top articles being featured right now in the Microsoft Office section of Alltop!

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Have you been working on a spreadsheet, sale but then suddenly realised that you need to add another column?

Well there are a couple of ways to add a column to your spreadsheet in Excel 2007.

The long way

1) Select the cell that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Look at the ribbon, see
and make sure you are on the “Home” tab

3) Look to the right, buy
and you will see the “Cells” group

4) Click on “Insert”, and then select “Insert Sheet Columns”

 

The short way

1) Right click on the top of the column (the letter) that is to the right of where you want the new column to appear

2) Click “Insert” from the menu that appears

 

If you want to add two or more columns, you can use one of the methods above, and simply use the “Redo” command to keep inserting new columns – either use the button in the top left hand corner (in the Quick Access Toolbar), or simply use the shortcut – CTRL+Y

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Are you writing a report, approved
an assignment, nurse
or just a plain old document and need to hyphenate you paragraphs?

By default, Word 2007 has hyphenation turned off, but it is really easy to turn it on, and there are a number of options to control how the hyphenation works.

To turn on hyphenation in Word 2007 to hyphenate your document, simply:

1) Go to the “Page Layout” tab on the Ribbon

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Hyphenation”

4) Select “Automatic”

 

Now that your document is hyphenated, lets look at the settings you can change to control exactly how the hyphenation works!

5) Click on “Hyphenation” again

6) Click on “Hyphenation Options…”

 

In the box that appears, there are two key settings you can play with.  The first is the “Hyphenation zone”, and the second is “Limit consecutive hyphens to”.  Change these settings to adjust the hyphenation to meet your needs!

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Are you lazy like me and feel that clicking your mouse to change slides in PowerPoint 2007 is not a good use of your time?

Maybe not!

… but maybe you just want a series of slides to advance automatically whilst you talk to your PowerPoint deck.  Well with PowerPoint 2007 it is easy.

1) Select the slides you want to have automatically advance

2) In the Ribbon, pathopsychology
make sure you are on the “Animations” tab

3) Look to the far right hand side, find
and make sure you check “Automatically After”

4) Beside that checkbox, visit this site
enter the number of seconds you want to the slide wait before it automatically transitions to the next.

Simple as that!  Whilst you are there, you can also change the transition – whether you want a fade, dissolve, wipe, push and cover, or stripes and bars – just choose your favourite from the transition gallery!

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Do you need to find a phone number of one of your colleagues?  Well if you have Office Communicator 2007 you can quickly look up their digits.

1) Find the person in your contact list, approved
or using the Search feature

2) Look for the phone beside their name

3) Hover your mouse over the phone, and click on the little arrow that appears

4) You will find the phone number on the fly-out menu

 

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Search folders are one of the great new features of Outlook 2007 that can really help you be more productive.  Essentially they are a view of your inbox based on certain criteria that you can pick yourself. 

For example, tuberculosis
maybe you want a search folder that shows you all your emails from your boss?  Or a folder that shows you all the emails you have over 200kb?

Outlook 2007 comes setup with a few default search folders, tadalafil
like “Unread Mail”.  That being said, it is really easy to set up your own.

1) Click on the little arrow beside the “New” button in the top left hand corner of your Outlook 2007 window

2) In the drop-down menu that appears, click on “Search Folder” (or just use the shortcut – CTRL+SHFT+P)

3) In the box that appears, start to select the criteria you want to use

4) Depending on what you just chose, fill in the box below – for example, if you want to show all the emails from your boss… put their email address in there

5) Click “OK”

 

Now you can keep track of your email by looking at it in different ways… and make sure you know where your boss’s emails are just in case they come asking questions!

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Have you spent hours working on the perfect project plan, buy cialis with literally hundreds, no rx
if not thousands of tasks!  Chances are you might have mistyped a few things.

Luckily Project 2007 has the same great spell checking ability you will find in other Microsoft Office products.

To spell check your Project in Project 2007

1) Click on “Tools”

2) Click “Spelling”

or… just use the “F7” key on your keyboard!

 

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Have you ever had a little bit too much text to fit into a cell in Excel 2007.  Maybe it is a description of a product, bronchi
a company name, for sale or simply lots of information you need to see without having to resize your columns!

Well there is an easy way to ensure you can see all that information when you need to.  You need to wrap your text!

What is wrapping text?  Wrapping text simply breaks the text into multiple lines, find
instead of one long line, and it is really easy to do!

How do you do it?

1) Select the cell (or cells) in which you want to wrap the text

2) On the “Home” tab in the Ribbon, look for the “Alignment” group

3) Click on “Wrap Text”

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Don’t you hate how you put lots of effort into a Word 2007 document, more about
and then you see one of your colleagues play around with the formatting, approved
or accidentally delete an important section.

Or maybe you want to force users of your document to only edit certain parts – for example if you have built a form that you want people to fill in.

Well in Word 2007 there is a great feature which can literally protect the important parts of your document, and restrict them from being changed, edited or deleted.  Funnily enough, it is called “Protect Document”

So how do you protect a Word 2007 document?

1) Create your document

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon.  If you can, move to step three!  If not, you need to click on the “Office Orb” in the top left hand corner, then click on “Word Options”, and finally whilst in the “Popular” section, make sure you check “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon”

3) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

4) Look for the “Protect” group, and click on “Protect Document”

5) Click on “Restrict Formatting and Editing”

6) Look at the right hand side.  You will now see a task pane which will talk you through all the different formatting and editing restrictions you can put in place.  Select your favourite settings, and when you are ready…

7) Click on “Yes, Start Enforcing Protection”

 

Now if your employer has gone to the lengths of implementing an Information Rights Management system, there are a few other extra restrictions you can put in place, which you will find when you click on the “Protect Document” button in the Ribbon.  They are out of the scope of this article and I am sure I will write about them in the future as more and more organisations implement IRM.

So there you have it – now you can sleep at night knowing that no one is messing with your document!

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Are you keeping your meeting minutes in OneNote 2007?  Well it would be a great idea to put all the details of the meeting at the top of your OneNote 2007 page right?

Well you can stop opening up Outlook, capsule
double clicking on the meeting, see copying the details, eczema
opening up OneNote, finding the right Notebook and the right page… and then paste (what a relief!)

So how can you save all that pain?

1) Make sure you have Outlook 2007 open!

2) Open up OneNote 2007 and find the page you want to work on

3) Click on the “Insert Menu”

4) Click on “Insert Outlook Meeting Details”

5) Select the Meeting you want to insert

6) Click “Insert Details”

 

This inserts a great summary of the meeting into your OneNote 2007 Notebook, including the name of the meeting, the Date and Location, the Attendees, and any of the details you included in the original meeting request.

What a great time saver!

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Do you want a little extra space before a paragraph?  Or maybe you want a big break after one?  Well lucky for you you can change the spacing before and after each of your paragraphs in Word 2007.  And the best part is that you can be very granular in how much space you want there to be!

Here is how:

1) Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to change the paragraph spacing of

2) In the “Ribbon”, ophthalmologist
make sure you are on the “Page Layout” tab

3) Look for the “Paragraph” group

4) Simply enter how much space you want before, or after your paragraph.  You can use “pt” points (just like your font size), or you can use cm, mm, inches.

Now you can get your paragraphs to sit exactly where you want them to!

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So you have created your PowerPoint masterpiece!  But now you want to make sure a couple of the slides you put in don’t show up when you do your presentation.  Or maybe you have a few slides that are “work in progress”?  Either way there is a quick and easy way to make sure those slides do not show up on the big screen!

You can hide one, capsule
two, Hemophilia
three, otolaryngologist
four, five, ten, twenty, in fact as many slides as you want!  Here is how

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Right click on the slides you have selected, and click “Hide Slide”

Simple as that!

 

There is another way using the “Ribbon” if you prefer to do it that way

1) Select the slides you want to hide

2) Make sure you are on the “Slide Show” tab in the Ribbon

3) Look for the “Set Up” group

4) Click on the “Hide Slide” button

There you go!

 

But now you want to make your slides appear again?  Just do exactly the same!  Select the hidden slides you want to unhide, then click “Hide Slide” again!

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Do you spend hours making your cells in Excel look pretty?  Well maybe not pretty, health but do you use colors, healing font sizes, infertility
borders etc etc to make certain cells in your spreadsheet stick out?

Well instead of spending all your time trying to be one of those creative folk in Marketing, you can focus on doing what you do best… driving those formulas!

All you need to do is use Cell Styles in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013!

1) Select the cell you want to highlight!

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Styles” Group

4) Click on “Cell Styles”

5) Select your favorite cell style!

It is as simple as that!

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So you have typed all your data into Excel.  But your numbers don’t have those commas that you had on paper?  How do you add commas, capsule
or thousands separators to your numbers in Excel 2007?

1) Select the cells you want to have the commas (or thousands separators)

2) Make sure you are on the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”

3) Look for the “Number” group

4) Click on the button that looks like a comma!

 

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Have you or a creative genius close to you built an unreal shockwave/flash animation and you want to show the world?

Did you know that you can show off that animation using PowerPoint 2007?  Bet you didn’t.  That being said it isn’t the simplest of things you can do – but it does work.  Here is the step by step guide to doing it!

1) Open PowerPoint 2007 (obvious right!)

2) Make sure you can see the “Developer” tab in the “Ribbon”.  If you can’t, more about
click on the Office menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner), visit this
then click on “PowerPoint Options”, and make sure that you check the “Show Developer tab in the Ribbon” box!

3) Go to the slide you want the .swf file to appear

4) Click on the “Developer” tab in the Ribbon

5) Look for the “More Controls” button in the controls group.  It is the one with a spanner and a hammer with three dots underneath it.  Once you find it – click on it

6) The “More Controls” box will appear.  Scroll down until you find “Shockwave Flash Object”.  Click on that, then click “OK”

7) You will notice your cursor is now a cross, and no longer an arrow.  That means you can now draw where you want your Shockwave/Flash file to appear on your slide.  Simply draw with your mouse, and use the adjustment handles on the box to make sure it is just the right size and position on your slide.  When you are done you should see a wireframe box with a big “X” through the middle of it

8) Now we want to link your .swf file into your PowerPoint 2007 presentation.  Click on the box you just drew, then right click, and select “Properties”

9) In the properties box that appears, look for the “Movie” property, and then add the location of your .swf file (for example c: emp est.swf)

10) Quickly run your presentation and watch in awe as your shockwave file hits the big screen in your PowerPoint 2007 presentation

 

So how did you go?  Sure it is a little complicated to get there, but boy does it look good once you have that file playing through PowerPoint.

Just a word of warning though – this only LINKS to the .swf file, so if you email or share the presentation with others, chances are the link will break and you will need to go through the above process again to re-link the PowerPoint deck to the .swf

That being said… it is well worth the effort!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have upgraded to Word 2007, nurse
but none of your friends, this
colleagues, this
co-workers, family, pets, neighbours, local government officials or industry tycoons have upgraded yet!  

And even worse still, they are all too lazy to download the Office Compatibility pack!  Can you believe it!

So what are you to do?  Well if you are one of the many people out there in this situation, about all you can do is save your Word 2007 documents in the old Word 97-2003 .doc format.  Only problem is every time you go to save, you need to use a few extra mouse clicks to make it happen.  If only you could set Word 2007 to default to save as a .doc file? 

Well guess what – you can!  Here is how:

1) Open up Word 2007

2) Click on the Office Menu (the circle button in the top left hand corner of Word 2007)

3) Click on “Word Options”

4) Click on the “Save” button in the left hand column

5) Look at the very first option on that screen – it lets you select the default save format.  It will be currently set to “Word Document (*.docx)”.  You want to change it to “Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)” using the drop down menu.

6) Click “OK”

 

There you have it!  Now Word 2007 will automatically default to save your documents in the old Word 2003 format.  And more importantly, all your friends, colleagues, workmates etc will now want to talk to you again!

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Are you an active user of Groove 2007, anabolics
and are constantly bombarded with alerts telling you manner of things have changed!  Well there is an easy way to stop the insanity, the annoyance, and be more productive.  All you need to do is “Suppress” the alerts:

1) Look at the Groove 2007 Launchbar

2) In the “Common Tasks” section, simply click on “Suppress Alerts”

 

If you get bored and want your alerts back, simply go back to the Launchbar, and click “Show Alerts”

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All the top Office 2007 Resources…

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

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Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

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TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So are you comfortable with the basics of Office 2007, sanitary
and want to go a little deeper?  Maybe you want to build your knowledge around one particular product?  Maybe you just want something interesting to read!

If you are into Office 2007, viagra
you might not know it, pulmonologist
but The New Paperclip is not your only option (if you thought it was, I am very flattered though!).  There are plenty of quality resources out there that you can leverage to make you far more productive using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or the rest of the suite.

Here are a few places you should look…

Number 1: Alltop’s Top Microsoft Office News – [http://microsoft-office.alltop.com/]

This is a great resource if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of everything happening with Microsoft Office.  This one page displays all the news from 30 or so of the web’s leading Microsoft Office sites, which means you can quickly get up to speed on exactly what the ‘blogosphere’ is thinking about when it comes to Office.

You can also read the latest AllTop Microsoft Office news simply by watching out for the AllTop section to the right of this article – it gets updated every hour!

Number 2: Inside Office Online – [http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/]

This blog is run by the folks who run Microsoft’s own Office help site – Office Online.  Great to get their perspective on what new and exciting things are happening in the world of Microsoft Office.

Number 3: The blogs of all the Office teams at Microsoft

There is nothing better than getting it from the horse’s mouth right!  These blogs are run by the folk who actually build the products in Office, so they are filled with interesting stories, tips, and tricks that will help you become more productive with Office 2007

 

There are literally hundreds of other resources out there that you could find, and the ones I have listed in this article would be a great place to start… well, of course after you have read all the articles on The New Paperclip!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Office 2007 Forum – get your Office 2007 question answered!

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Christian Gude over at the ITExperience.NET blog has put together a great list of five tips you can use to maximise your performance whilst using Microsoft Word 2007:

1) Add frequently used command icons to your Quick Launch Toolbar
2) Adjust the spacing after a line
3) Customise the shortcut keys
4) Increase AutoRecover interval
5) Disable AutoCorrect options

To learn more about how to increase your performance with Word 2007 – check out his post here.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have a really big spreadsheet… but you only want to print a little bit of it to show a colleague?  You could print the whole worksheet and just take the page that you want and throw the rest of the paper out recycle the rest of the paper, unhealthy or there is a much more environmentally friendly, cure
and more productive way of doing it!

How to set the Print Area in Excel 2007

This is really easy.  To start, simply select the data you want to print.  Then:

1) In the Ribbon, go to the “Page Layout” tab

2) Look for the “Page Setup” group

3) Click on “Print Area”

4) Click on “Set Print Area”

Now when you go and print your worksheet, Excel 2007 will only print the section you just selected.  Very cool!  If you ever want to print the whole worksheet again, you need to clear the Print Area.  Follow the process above, but at the last step, instead of clicking “Set Print Area”, click “Clear Print Area”

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you looking to get the most out of PowerPoint?  Do you know where to start?

Imagine if you had a resource where you could quickly see what was possible in PowerPoint 2007, treat and step by step instructions on how to achieve that outcome?

Our friends over at Microsoft have commissioned the development of 157 slides that do just that… show you all the different things you can do in PowerPoint 2007.

These presentations are a great resource if you want to get your hands dirty with PowerPoint.

You can find them by reading this article on the Inside Office Online blog – No more Death by PowerPoint:  Free downloads by a savvy pro sharpen your presentations.

Are you writing a training document and need to capture a screenshot, ambulance or a snapshot of part of your screen?  Maybe you want to keep a record of an image and text you found in a document or a web page?  Or maybe you just want to keep something funny you saw on the internet?  Well did you know you can quickly and easily take a screen grab with OneNote 2007.

It is really easy!

1) Open up OneNote 2007

2) Look at the toolbar along the top of the window and you will find a “Clip” button.   Click on that.

3) Using the Black Cross that appears on the screen, find simply click and drag the section of the screen that you want to capture.

4) Your screen clipping will now appear in OneNote!

How easy is that!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have been using OneNote for a while, order
and have an appreciation for what a fantastic productivity tool it is.  Well are you ready to get even more out of OneNote 2007?

Did you know that OneNote 2007 is jam packed with templates that can make your life much easier.  Now I will be the first to admit that some are there just to look pretty (like all the different coloured backgrounds you can have… “Red Chalk” anyone?), but there are plenty that have real business (and students, academic) value and should be checked out.  For example:

Academic Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple Lecture Notes
  • Detailed Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes and Study Questions
  • Math/Science Class Notes
  • History Class Notes

Business Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Project Overview
  • Simple Meeting Notes 1 (and 2)
  • Informal Meeting Notes
  • Personal Meeting Notes
  • Detailed Meeting Notes
  • Formal Meeting Notes

Planning Templates for OneNote 2007

  • Simple To Do List
  • Prioritised To Do List
  • Project To Do List

So how do you get your hands on these templates?  Lucky for you they are already loaded in OneNote 2007 for you.  To access them, simply:

1) Click “File”

2) Move your mouse over “New”

3) Click on “Page from Template…”

4) Look to the right and select the page template you want.

 

Looking for more OneNote 2007 Templates?

The fantastic thing is that you can also get more page templates for OneNote 2007 from Office Online.  So if you are after a calendar, more planning, reporting or meeting templates – even address books!, you can find them all there – simply click the link on the Templates Taskbar in OneNote 2007, or visit Office Online.

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Is there a task you want to schedule in Project 2007 that will occur regularly?  Well did you know you can create that task so it recurs throughout your project plan?

Here is how to do it!

1) Click “Insert” in the Project 2007 menu

2) Click “Recurring Task”

3) In the “Recurring Task Information” window that appears, troche add all the details about your task – including the Task Name and the Recurrence Pattern you want

4) Click “Ok”

Easy!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

In this weeks edition of TheNewPaperclip.com’s Office 2007 newsletter, drug
we focused on a few articles that could help you get a big productivity boost in 2009.

Here are a few to get you thinking about how you can be that 10% better in the new year!

 

Create your 2009 Calendar with Word 2007

So, malady
the new year is just a few hours away… time to crack open the calendars your relatives gave you for Christmas right!

But what if you didn’t get any?

>> read more

 

Organise your Inbox with Outlook 2007

Is your inbox overflowing like mine?  Want to know how you can you quickly focus on what you need to action?  Well here is a nifty way to do it.

In Outlook 2007, what is ed
you can organise your emails using views.  What is a view you say?  Basically think of it of a different way to look at all the emails you have.

>> read more

 

Follow up Flags and the Default Reminder in Outlook 2007

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am)

>> read more

 

How to find any Office 2007 Command you Want!

Is there a feature of Office that you KNOW exists… but can’t for the life of you find it?

Maybe it was an old feature you remember from Word 2003, or Excel, or PowerPoint.  They didn’t cover it in the course that work sent you to, you can’t find it in the help file, and Google hasn’t returned any results!

Panic?  Not quite yet!

>> read more

Do you have an Office 2007 Productivity Tip?  Email office2007tips@thenewpaperclip.com and let me know – and you could share the limelight as I will share the best in the next edition of the newsletter!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

They have been closed for a while now, hospital
but today I am re-launching The New Paperclip’s Office 2007 Forums!

What does that mean?  If you have any question at all about Office 2007, whether it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access or even SharePoint Designer… you now have a place where you can look for answers.

I will be there frequently, and we will be able to draw on the collective knowledge of the community to get your question answered!

Here are the links to each of the forums:

 

 

So there you have it – the quick and easy way to get your Office 2007 question answered!  See you on the forums!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Get Office 2007 Help, Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials on Twitter!

Did you know that you can get a regular email jam packed with Office 2007 tips direct from TheNewPaperclip.com!

All you need to do is register using this form

Be more productive with Office 2007!  Subscribe to the regular Office 2007 Tips and Tricks newsletter.  Brought to you by TheNewPaperclip.com

Name:
Email:

Register today and you will receive a free copy of my e-book “Your 10 minute guide to getting up to speed with Microsoft Office 2007”

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Keeping up to date with the latest Office 2007 Help, medicine Tips, Tricks and Tutorials from TheNewPaperclip.com is easy.  There are three options you can choose from to receive regular help and productivity tips!

1) Subscribe to the email newsletter!

To get a regular newsletter packed full of help, tips, tricks and tutorials for Word 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Excel 2007 and the rest of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, simply fill in this registration form below!  PLUS you get a free copy of my ebook when you confirm your registration!

2) Subscribe to the RSS feed!

Simply open up your favourite feed reader, and subscribe to the feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheNewPaperclip

3) Follow The New Paperclip on Twitter!

That’s right, you can how get Office 2007 productivity tips as soon as they are published simply by following @thenewpaperclip on Twitter!
Keeping up to date with the latest Office 2007 Help, obesity Tips, visit web Tricks and Tutorials from TheNewPaperclip.com is easy.  There are three options you can choose from to receive regular help and productivity tips!

1) Subscribe to the email newsletter!

To get a regular newsletter packed full of help, information pills tips, tricks and tutorials for Word 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Excel 2007 and the rest of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, simply fill in this registration form below!  PLUS you get a free copy of my ebook when you confirm your registration!

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Simply open up your favourite feed reader, and subscribe to the feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheNewPaperclip

3) Follow The New Paperclip on Twitter!

That’s right, you can how get Office 2007 productivity tips as soon as they are published simply by following @thenewpaperclip on Twitter!
Keeping up to date with the latest Office 2007 Help, obesity Tips, visit web Tricks and Tutorials from TheNewPaperclip.com is easy.  There are three options you can choose from to receive regular help and productivity tips!

1) Subscribe to the email newsletter!

To get a regular newsletter packed full of help, information pills tips, tricks and tutorials for Word 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Excel 2007 and the rest of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, simply fill in this registration form below!  PLUS you get a free copy of my ebook when you confirm your registration!

2) Subscribe to the RSS feed!

Simply open up your favourite feed reader, and subscribe to the feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheNewPaperclip

3) Follow The New Paperclip on Twitter!

That’s right, you can how get Office 2007 productivity tips as soon as they are published simply by following @thenewpaperclip on Twitter!
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Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint… in fact the entire Microsoft Office 2007 suite directly in your Twitter feed.

All you have to do is follow @TheNewPaperclip.

I will be on there regularly so if you have any questions or suggestions for articles you can post them to Twitter as well!

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Subscribe to the Office 2007 Help, Tips, Tricks and Tutorials Newsletter

Did you know that you can get a regular email jam packed with Office 2007 tips direct from TheNewPaperclip.com!

All you need to do is register using this form

Register today and you will receive a free copy of my e-book “Your 10 minute guide to getting up to speed with Microsoft Office 2007”

’till next time!
TNP 😉

How to set up a new Groove 2007 Account

I was surfing the net tonight, neurologist buy and totally out of left field I found an article on OfficeLabs.com that I thought you would love to read.

Did you know that you can use your Nintentdo Wii Controller to control your PowerPoint 2007 presentations?

It is a little tricky to set up, but once it is you simply need to flick your Wiimote to the left or to the right to control your slides.  HOW COOL IS THAT!

You can read more about it on OffliceLabs.com

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Are you going to be somewhere near Sydney, emergency Australia in mid November?

If you are, and are interested in all things Office, make sure you get to OfficeDevCon08!

From the blurb… “OfficeDevCon is the first Australian community-driven event aimed squarely at Microsoft Office developers and power-users.  It allows people with interests across the Microsoft Office platform come together in one place to network and hear expert presenters speak on a wide range of advanced Office-related topics”

Well guess what… one of those expert presenters will be your’s truly… The New Paperclip.

In fact, in reality it will be my alter-ego… the guy behind The New Paperclip… Paul Woods

Paul will be presenting TWO sessions that should not be missed – especially if you work in Corporate IT.  Here is a quick outline of each presentation…

“The Office Suite Smackdown”
Saturday 15 November – 3:00-3:50PM

Office might seem like the obvious choice… but recently the competition has heated up for desktop productivity suites.  Your manager might be asking about alternatives like Google Docs, Open Office, Corel Wordperfect or Zoho Office.  In this session we compare the alternatives to Office 2007 from a users point of view – to help you pick the right tool for your organisation.

“The 10 most common Office 2007 user frustrations… and how to avoid them”
Sunday 16 November – 9:00-9:50AM

Don’t want your whole organisation angry with you because you forced them to use this horrible steaming pile of Office 2007 software?  It is a lot easier than you think to ensure a smooth and pain free transition to Office 2007 – it isn’t about buying 400 page dummies books, or just pointing people to the help button.  Simply by making sure you anticipate the most common questions up front you can win most of your potential battles.  In this session we will look at the most searched for answers by hundreds of thousands of frustrated Office 2007 users at http://www.thenewpaperclip.com… and see how you can ensure your people don’t end up asking YOU those questions.

So what do I need to do to attend these presentations?

Simple.  Go to http://www.officedevcon.com.au/ and register your spot.  Tell them that TNP sent you!  And make sure you catch up with me at the bar on Saturday afternoon!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

So you have opened up Groove 2007 for the first time.  Well before you can start collaborating you have to create a new account.  So lets see how we do it!

First – Open Groove 2007
Hmmm… seems obvious doesn’t it!

Second – Unblock your firewall (only once)
Chances are you are on Windows Vista, syphilis you will be running Windows Firewall on your machine. If this is the first time you have opened Groove 2007, (and Windows Firewall is on) a dialog box will appear asking you to unblock Groove.  Trust me when I say it is in your best interests to do so (if you want to use Groove that is!)

Third – Create your new Groove Account
By now you should see the Microsoft Office Groove Account Configuration Wizard.  Click on the “Create a new Groove account” radio button then hit next.

The next screen will ask you if you have a Groove Account Configuration Code.  If you are using Groove at work your systems administrator may have a Groove Account Configuration Code for you.  Best that you check with them before going any further.  If you are using Groove at home, or only a few of you in your organisation are using Groove, you can select the third option “I don’t have a Groove Account Configuration Code” and click next

On the next screen, simply enter your personal details – name, email address, password and password hint.  When you are ready to proceed, click next

A dialog box will appear telling you to hang on a second whilst Groove configures your account.  This should only take around 10 seconds.

On the final screen of the Microsoft Office Groove Account Configuration Wizard you will be asked if you want your account to be included in the Public Groove Directory.  Basically this enables you to be discovered by other Groove users all around the world.  Select your preferred listing level, and then click “Finish”.

If you want to get up to speed quickly on the in’s and out’s of Groove, make sure you click “Yes” on the box that appears asking if you want to watch the “Getting Started Movie”.

So there you have it – How to set up your new (non-corporate) account in Groove 2007.  Easy!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Office DevCon 2008 – Sydney, Australia

There have been dozens of comments recently on my previous post about Changing the default reminder time in Outlook 2007.  The comments are not about the default reminder time for appointments… but rather the default reminder time for follow up flags.  The concern being that it is really strange that the default is 4pm and it seems there is no easy way to change that to something more acceptable (like 8am).

I would like to discuss this a little to hopefully help everyone out. Whilst on the surface it might look annoying (especially for those how have just moved to Outlook 2007)… there is actually a good reason why the default reminder is 4pm.

First lets talk about Outlook 2003

In Outlook 2003, medications a follow up flag is a follow up flag. You set a time and a date for the reminder and that is that.

In Outlook 2007 however, price there are different types of follow up flags. There is a “Today” follow up flag, urticaria a “Tomorrow” follow up flag, a “This Week”, a “Next Week” and a “Custom”. Obviously, if you use a “Today” follow up flag (which is the default), it will remind you today. If you set a “Tomorrow” follow up flag, it will remind you tomorrow.

The “Today” flag is designed to remind you about things that you need to finish before you go home from work today… hence why it the default is for it to remind you 1 hour before the end of your work day (which would be 4pm in most cases).

As the “Tomorrow” flag is designed to remind you about things to do tomorrow, it will remind you by default at the start of the next work day (8am in most cases).

So say you want to have your default reminder first thing tomorrow morning? Then it is easy to change the default flag that is set. Simply right click on where you currently set your flag, and then in the pop up menu click on “Set Quick Click”. Change the default to “Tomorrow” and your default reminders will now be 8am on the next business day.

Hope that helps clear up some of the confusion around follow up flags. I can understand why it would be confusion coming from Outlook 2003, however with the new flexibility to set different types of flags, Outlook 2007 gives you a lot more control over when you get your reminders.

’till next time!
TNP 😉

PS. If you want to learn more about the default times, you can look at this Office Online help page – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA012317831033.aspx

Are you an Office freak from down-under?

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November, try a group of Aussie Office fanatics are putting together a conference called Office DevCon2008.  From what is on the agenda it looks like a great event for anyone involved in managing Office products in their workplace, seek or for those interested in getting a little more intimate with the Office 2007 suite, patient SharePoint and more.

Registration is free… and there might be sneak previews of Office 14 as well!

If you are in Sydney in mid November, make sure you check it out.  You never know, you might bump into yours truly there as well 🙂

You can find out more by visiting the Office DevCon 2008 website

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Reduce your carbon footprint with Microsoft Office 2007

Have you ever noticed if you select some text in Microsoft Word 2007 you get a little pop-up menu.  You know the one, physician it lets you change the font, apoplectic the font size, anabolics the font colour and a lot more.

Some people think it is great.  Some people think it is annoying.

I think it is great, but as a service to you, I will let you know how to turn it off, and stop it from popping up!

  1. Click on the menu – the “Office Orb” (that circle in the top left hand corner which used to be the file menu!)
  2. Click on “Word Options”
  3. Look in the “Popular section”, under “Top options for working with Word
  4. Untick the “Show Mini Toolbar on selection” checkbox
  5. Hit ok

There you go – no more annoying (not) popup mini menu in Word 2007

’till next time

TNP 😉

 

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How many times have you lost everything in your document?  Word crashed?  Maybe the power went out?  Whatever it was that happened… I bet it happened just before you were going to save, pharm right?

By default, medicine Word 2007 makes an Auto Recover save every 10 minutes.  But if you are clumsy like me, or don’t trust your computer… you can set Word to autosave your document a lot more than normal.  Here is how:

  1. Click on the old file menu (the office orb)
  2. Click on "Word Options"
  3. Click on the "Save" option in the left hand menu
  4. In the first section "Save Documents", look for the second line which reads something like "Save AutoRecover information every XX minutes
  5. Set your preferred time.  Mine is now every 1 minute 🙂

Just remember when increasing the AutoRecover frequency… that you do see a slight performance hit every time it saves.  Not really noticeable every 10 minutes, but when it happens every 60 seconds it could be annoying!

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Have you ever poured your heart and soul into absolutely awesome background in your word doc?  Maybe you coloured it bright yellow, therapist or purple, what is ed or ‘mother of pearl’? 

It looks great on the screen, but when you print it… you can’t see it!

Did you know by default Microsoft Word 2007 that background colors and images are not printed?

It is easy to print them out though.  Here is how:

  1. Open the file menu (the circle in the top left hand corner of the screen
  2. Click on "Word Options"
  3. Click on "Display" in the left hand menu
  4. Look in the "Printing options" section"
  5. Tick the "Print background colors and images" check box
  6. Click ok

How easy!  Just a word of warning though… printing a bright yellow background on every page will not only cost you an arm and a leg in ink and toner, but will also require you and your colleagues to invest in sunglasses.

 

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Have you ever noticed if you select some text in Microsoft Excel 2007 you get a little pop-up menu.  You know the one, advice it lets you change the font, what is ed the font size, see the font colour and a lot more.

Some people think it is great.  Some people think it is annoying.

I think it is great, but as a service to you, I will let you know how to turn it off, and stop it from popping up!

  1. Click on the menu – the “Office Orb” (that circle in the top left hand corner which used to be the file menu!)
  2. Click on “Excel Options”
  3. Look in the “Popular section”, under “Top options for working with Excel
  4. Untick the “Show Mini Toolbar on selection” checkbox
  5. Hit ok

There you go – no more annoying (not) popup mini menu in Excel 2007

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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Are you a little worried by some of the names of the documents you have recently opened in Word 2007?  Scared your boss might catch you out updating your resume, therapist working on your next novel or simply working on things that you shouldn’t?  Well this little trick will help you out!  Basically, cough how to get rid of all those recent documents that Word 2007 lists for you.

  1. Open "Word Options" by clicking on the Office Button, and then looking for the "Word Options" button
  2. Click on the Advanced Section
  3. Scroll down to the "Display" Section
  4. The first option in the "Display" Section is "Show This Number of Recent Documents" – set that to "0"
  5. Click "Ok"

There you have it – no more recent documents means no more strife from your boss! 

But just in case you have a change of heart in the future, you can turn on recent documents again simply by changing the "0" to something like "5" or "17", depending on how many you want to see.

’till next time!
TNP 😉

 

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Want to be a desktop publishing great, diagnosis spreadsheeting wiz or PowerPoint guru and help the environment at the same time?

Guess what – you might be already!

Microsoft have released an extra section on Microsoft Office Online called Lighten up: Reduce your carbon footprint and workplace costs.

Obviously they left one tip for reducing your impact on the environment… instead of investing in all those Office 2007 self help books, artificial why not just bookmark your favourite Office 2007 help, tips, tricks and tutorial site!

 

’till next time!

TNP 😉

 

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I have a friend on the inside…

Have you ever seen those spreadsheets or charts where the text isn’t normal?  You know the ones where the text is diagonal, neurosurgeon rheumatologist or vertical, resuscitator or on its side?  It is a pretty nifty trick you can use to display more information in less space.  And in Excel 2007 it is really easy to do.

How to change text orientation in Excel 2007

  1. Type the text into a cell
  2. Select the cell
  3. On the home tab of the ribbon, rx look for the alignment group.  There you will find a button with an ‘a’ and a ‘b’ and an arrow all on an angle.  That’s the Orientation menu.  Click on the little drop down arrow beside it.
  4. Select one of the quick options to angle your text

If you want to be more specific about the angle of your text, you can select “Format Cell Alignment” and set down to the degree how “slanty” you want your text.

The results are pretty impressive – well your boss will think so and that is all that matters right?

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Want to know lots of in depth techincal stuff about Microsoft Office?  Well if I can’t answer it, order there are plenty of people at Microsoft who know their stuff!

One of them is Alistair Speirs, generic a Office Technology Specialst at Microsoft Australia.  If you want to dive deep into everything office (beyond the tutorials from yours truely!) then you should check out his blog…

http://blogs.msdn.com/alspeirs/

Check out some of his posts on Business Desktop Deployment, clinic Enterprise Search, Office Busines Applications, OpenXML, and one he stole from me… Random text in Word 🙂

TNP and Alistair go way back… he knows his stuff!

’till next time!
TNP 😉

Deploying Office 2007 in the Enterprise

In the corporate world, link denture there is a tendency to want to brand every slide with your company logo.  Even worse, resuscitator treatment use the company colours and washed out ‘people shaking hands’ image that the CEO demands is on every slide.  How can you make sure that the logo or image appear on every slide?  By putting them into the Slide Master.

Think of the Slide Master as the ‘head honcho’ slide.  All the other slides in your presentation look up the the Slide Master, and copy (inherit) whatever the Slide Master look like.  Generally, if you place the company logo on the bottom right of the Slide Master, every slide in your presentation will have the company logo on the bottom right of the slide.

That is all well and good, but how do you get to the slide master view, especially since the user interface has changed in PowerPoint 2007?

1) Click the ‘View’ Ribbon Tab, then in the Presentation views group, select ‘Slide Master’

or

2) In the bottom right hand corner of the screen (just to the left of the zoom slider) hold shift and click ‘Normal Layout’.  This will switch to the master slide view.  To change back to the normal layout, just click normal layout, normally.  See the image below which explains it far better.

(PS – the pen work in the above image was created using a very bad mouse and the most powerful program in Windows – MSPAINT!  If anyone has a spare tablet (or tablet PC for that matter) that they want to permanently lend me, please let me know!)

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Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

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Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

Exciting news!!!  My sources at Microsoft have all been spruiking that Microsoft Office 2007 has now reached the magic milestone that is RTM.

If you are a MSDN subscriber, search
you can expect the gold code to be available in the next few days.

If you are a consumer, diagnosis
we still need to wait until early next year to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from the shops!

So now that Office 2007 is available, are there any areas that you need me to cover?  Over the next week or two I think I will get back to basics and build tutorials that cover the products (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 to start with) from the ground up!

If you have any suggestions… please leave a comment and let me know.

TNP 😉

[tags]Office 2007, RTM, Tutorial[/tags]

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

Exciting news!!!  My sources at Microsoft have all been spruiking that Microsoft Office 2007 has now reached the magic milestone that is RTM.

If you are a MSDN subscriber, search
you can expect the gold code to be available in the next few days.

If you are a consumer, diagnosis
we still need to wait until early next year to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from the shops!

So now that Office 2007 is available, are there any areas that you need me to cover?  Over the next week or two I think I will get back to basics and build tutorials that cover the products (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 to start with) from the ground up!

If you have any suggestions… please leave a comment and let me know.

TNP 😉

[tags]Office 2007, RTM, Tutorial[/tags]

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

“I love your website! You make changing to Office 07 much more better with all your tips and stuff. The way you say it makes me understand, purchase and get the idea more better. Thanks!” – Michael, pharm Houston, for sale USA

Keep the comments coming, and let me know what you want me to write about.  I now have my hands on a RTM copy of Office 2007 Professional, so I will be pumping more Office 2007 Tips, Tricks and Tutorials in the coming weeks.

Cheers,

TNP 😉

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

Exciting news!!!  My sources at Microsoft have all been spruiking that Microsoft Office 2007 has now reached the magic milestone that is RTM.

If you are a MSDN subscriber, search
you can expect the gold code to be available in the next few days.

If you are a consumer, diagnosis
we still need to wait until early next year to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from the shops!

So now that Office 2007 is available, are there any areas that you need me to cover?  Over the next week or two I think I will get back to basics and build tutorials that cover the products (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 to start with) from the ground up!

If you have any suggestions… please leave a comment and let me know.

TNP 😉

[tags]Office 2007, RTM, Tutorial[/tags]

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

“I love your website! You make changing to Office 07 much more better with all your tips and stuff. The way you say it makes me understand, purchase and get the idea more better. Thanks!” – Michael, pharm Houston, for sale USA

Keep the comments coming, and let me know what you want me to write about.  I now have my hands on a RTM copy of Office 2007 Professional, so I will be pumping more Office 2007 Tips, Tricks and Tutorials in the coming weeks.

Cheers,

TNP 😉

I am sure as soon as you thought about upgrading to Office 2007 and looked at the options available, sale
you thought – “dang it, this is going to be hard work deciphering exactly what version (or SKU) of Office I should buy.” 

Well let me save you the hassle and let you know exactly what you are getting when you purchase Microsoft Office Professional 2007:

  • Word 2007
    For all your word processing / document reading and creation needs
  • Excel 2007
    For crunching the numbers
  • PowerPoint 2007
    For presenting information to your peers
  • Outlook 2007 (with Business Contact Manager)
    To keep in touch with your colleagues through email (and keep track of customer details using the Business Contact Manager)
  • Access 2007
    To build databases to store your important business data
  • Publisher 2007
    To produce professional looking documents, marketing collateral, reports, business cards, banners, signs, websites etc.
  • Accounting Express 2007
    To make managing the finances of your small business (or your EBay empire!) easy

There are two different versions of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 that you can buy.  The first is a full version of the product, which you need to buy if you do not currently have a version of Office on your computer. 

If you currently use Office on your computer, then you can purchase the UPGRADE version, which is a lot cheaper!

Apart from the new Ribbon User Interface, no rx there are a few more ‘menu concepts’ that new users of Word 2007 (and Office 2007 in general) need to get their heads around.  The one that is most obvious is the “Prepare Menu”.  You will find the prepare menu when you click on the Office 2007 orb, approved in the top left hand corner of the screen (basically what was the “File” menu in older versions of Word)

What is the Prepare Menu?

The prepare menu is a collection of functionality which a user might use to prepare their work for publication, site storage or distribution, once they have finished the content of the document.  This might include adding some meta data to the document (for use in a EDRMS or document management system), adding a digital signature (to ensure the integrity of the document), or even checking that the document is compatible with older versions of Word.

Lets have a in depth look at what each of the options in the Prepare menu do.

Properties

By clicking on the properties option, you can add meta data to describe your document.  As you can see from the screenshot, the meta data you can add to your Word 2007 document includes:

  • Author – The name of the person who created the document
  • Title – The title of the document
  • Subject – the subject or topic of the document
  • Keywords – a few words which describe the document
  • Category – the category that the document falls into
  • Status – the status of the document (Draft, Final, For Review etc)
  • Comments – can be any comment which adds value to the document, or used for an abstract.

In the Document Properties Pane, if you click on the down arrow beside Document Properties you can launch the “Advanced Properties” box.  From this box you can add even more meta data to your document, with another 27 or so different options, ranging from the Client the document is for, to who Typed the document in the first place.

Inspect Document

The Inspect Document function checks to make sure there is nothing hidden in your document that a reader might find later down the track.  This is especially important if you have used track changes, hidden some text (when you should have deleted it), or used some meta data internally to classify the document that you do not want the reader to know about.

Clicking on the Inspect Document function displays a box which allows you to select the type of document inspection you want.  If you are dealing with a small document (say below 100 pages) there is no problem inspecting using all five options.  As your document grows however, the inspection will take longer, so you might only want to inspect for comments, revisions, versions and annotations.

Encrypt Document

By selecting Encrypt Document from the Prepare menu in Word 2007, you can add a password to protect your document.  Just type your password in once, then re-type it to make sure it is correct, and your Word 2007 document is encrypted.

Restrict Permission

This prepare menu option allows you to grant specific rights to viewers of the document.  For example, if you only want people to be able to read a document, but not print it or save it, you can grant those privileges using the Restrict Permission option.

This functionality is based on Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2003.  However, if you do not have RMS (or another information rights management infrastructure in your organisation), you can still restrict the permissions on your document using a free trial from Microsoft.  Information on the trial appears when you try to restrict permission on your document for the first time.

Add a Digital Signature

In Word 2007, you can sign your document.  Adding a digital signature is just like signing a document with your own written signature (except it is digital).  To add a digital signature in Word 2007, click on the office orb, select prepare, and then click add a digital signature.

You can create your own digital signature, or purchase one from a third party.  Signatures from third parties hold more credibility because they can be independently verified.

Note that digital signatures are invisible, and you do not actually see a traditional written signature anywhere on the document.

Mark as Final

Mark as final, marks the document as final, sets the document to read-only, and saves it for you.

Run Compatibility Checker

By running the compatibility checker in Word 2007 you can check to see if your document will load in previous versions of Microsoft Word.  This is very important if you work with customers or suppliers who may be running older versions of Word.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a deep dive into the document preparation features that you can find in the Prepare menu in Word 2007.  Hope that helps!

TNP

[tags]Word 2007, Prepare, Rights Management, Tips, Help[/tags]

Exciting news!!!  My sources at Microsoft have all been spruiking that Microsoft Office 2007 has now reached the magic milestone that is RTM.

If you are a MSDN subscriber, search
you can expect the gold code to be available in the next few days.

If you are a consumer, diagnosis
we still need to wait until early next year to purchase Microsoft Office 2007 from the shops!

So now that Office 2007 is available, are there any areas that you need me to cover?  Over the next week or two I think I will get back to basics and build tutorials that cover the products (Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 to start with) from the ground up!

If you have any suggestions… please leave a comment and let me know.

TNP 😉

[tags]Office 2007, RTM, Tutorial[/tags]

Love to see comments like this one I received today!

“I love your website! You make changing to Office 07 much more better with all your tips and stuff. The way you say it makes me understand, purchase and get the idea more better. Thanks!” – Michael, pharm Houston, for sale USA

Keep the comments coming, and let me know what you want me to write about.  I now have my hands on a RTM copy of Office 2007 Professional, so I will be pumping more Office 2007 Tips, Tricks and Tutorials in the coming weeks.

Cheers,

TNP 😉

I am sure as soon as you thought about upgrading to Office 2007 and looked at the options available, sale
you thought – “dang it, this is going to be hard work deciphering exactly what version (or SKU) of Office I should buy.” 

Well let me save you the hassle and let you know exactly what you are getting when you purchase Microsoft Office Professional 2007:

  • Word 2007
    For all your word processing / document reading and creation needs
  • Excel 2007
    For crunching the numbers
  • PowerPoint 2007
    For presenting information to your peers
  • Outlook 2007 (with Business Contact Manager)
    To keep in touch with your colleagues through email (and keep track of customer details using the Business Contact Manager)
  • Access 2007
    To build databases to store your important business data
  • Publisher 2007
    To produce professional looking documents, marketing collateral, reports, business cards, banners, signs, websites etc.
  • Accounting Express 2007
    To make managing the finances of your small business (or your EBay empire!) easy

There are two different versions of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 that you can buy.  The first is a full version of the product, which you need to buy if you do not currently have a version of Office on your computer. 

If you currently use Office on your computer, then you can purchase the UPGRADE version, which is a lot cheaper!

Are you a teacher, dosage
student, price
or home user of Office, misbirth
and want to upgrade or buy a full version of Office 2007?  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 is probably the best version for you.  Why?  Well it is cheaper than most of the other office suites, but includes all the programs you are most likely to use every day.

What programs are included in Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007?

There are four different programs which come with Home and Student edition.  They are:

  • Word 2007
    For all your word processing, typing, document creation needs.  Great for school, college or university homework and assignments.
  • Excel 2007
    Covers all your number crunching spreadsheet needs.  Great for creating graphs and reports for your homework or assignments
  • PowerPoint 2007
    Enables you to create your own presentations.  Capture your ideas, and share them with an audience.  Again great for homework or assignments where you need to present in front of a class or audience
  • OneNote 2007
    OneNote is great for taking notes, jotting down information, and keeping track of things.  Just like a paper notebook, except electronic!  Again fantastic for school, college of university, as you can keep your research notes all in one place.

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (along with all other Microsoft Office suites, and individual products) will be available in late January, and will cost around USD$150

TNP 😉

Have you upgraded from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 but are unsure where some of your favourite commands are in the new ribbon user interface?  Don’t worry… here is a quick guide for some of my (and hopefully your) favourite Excel commands:

  1. Create a New Spreadsheet in Excel 2007
    Click on the Microsoft Office button (the circle in the top left hand corner of the screen), stuff and select new
  2. Insert Rows in Excel 2007
    Click on the ‘Home’ tab of the Ribbon, and then in the ‘Cells’ group, click ‘Insert’, and then click on ‘Insert Rows’
  3. Check Spelling in Excel 2007
    Click on the ‘Review’ tab of the Ribbon, and then in the ‘Proofing’ group, click ‘Spelling’.  Or you could use the shortcut key, which is F7
  4. How to AutoSum in Excel 2007
    First select the cells that you want to AutoSum, and then click on the ‘Home’ tab, look in the ‘Editing’ group, click ‘Sum’, and then click ‘Sum’
  5. Save your Spreadsheet in Excel 2007
    You can either click on the Microsoft Office Button (the circle in the top left hand corner of the screen) and select Save (or Save As), or you can click on the Save button in the Quick Access Toolbar (you can find the Quick Access Toolbar in the top left hand corner of the screen, just near the Microsoft Office button.)

Do you want to know where all your other favourite Excel 2003 commands are hidden (I mean where your favourite buttons can be found!)?  Microsoft have put together a great tool to help you out.  You can find the Interactive Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 command reference guide on the Microsoft Office website

’till next time

TNP 😉 

[tags]Excel 2007, Office, 2007, Help, Tutorial, Command Reference[/tags]

Do you love creating documents that are full of pictures?  Are you sick and tired of the same old Clip Art that comes included with Word?  Do you need more Clip Art for Word 2007, viagra 100mg PowerPoint 2007, somnology Publisher 2007, more about or any of the Microsoft Office 2007 programs? 

You are in luck!

Microsoft have a website that has over 150,000 (that’s one hundred and fifty THOUSAND!) free images and sounds that you can add to your documents, spreadsheets, or Publisher creations.

To search through the extensive online FREE Clip Art library, all you need to do is go to the Clip Art page on Microsoft Office Online, and type your search into the box at the top of the screen!

[tags]Clip Art, Office 2007, Stock[/tags]

Do you love creating documents that are full of pictures?  Are you sick and tired of the same old Clip Art that comes included with Word?  Do you need more Clip Art for Word 2007, viagra 100mg PowerPoint 2007, somnology Publisher 2007, more about or any of the Microsoft Office 2007 programs? 

You are in luck!

Microsoft have a website that has over 150,000 (that’s one hundred and fifty THOUSAND!) free images and sounds that you can add to your documents, spreadsheets, or Publisher creations.

To search through the extensive online FREE Clip Art library, all you need to do is go to the Clip Art page on Microsoft Office Online, and type your search into the box at the top of the screen!

[tags]Clip Art, Office 2007, Stock[/tags]

So you are going on holiday and need to let everyone know that you are not going to be answering their emails, resuscitator
looking at their funny forwards, nurse or reading about Nigerian money scams in your junk mail folder!

The Out of Office Assistant looks after your inbox whilst you are away, store
by replying with a custom message whenever someone sends you an email.  The message could be as simple as “Hi, I am not in the Office, email will not be read until I return”… or could include alternative contact details, or maybe the contact details of a colleague who is looking after your job whilst you are away.

To turn on the Out of Office Assistant in Outlook 2007:

  1. On the Tools menu in Outlook 2007, click on “Out of Office Assistant”
  2. Select “I am currently Out of the Office”
  3. Type your custom message in the box below
  4. Click OK

Simple as that!  If you could not find the Out of Office Assistant button in the tools menu, it might mean you are not using an Exchange server at your workplace.  Outlook needs to be connected to an Exchange server for the Out of Office Assistant to work properly (or at all!)

When you get back from holidays… you will want to turn off your Out of Office Assistant.

In Outlook 2007, in the tools menu select “Out of Office Assistant”.  Then select “I am in the Office”

Get Smart with the Out of Office Assistant!

You can get smarter with the Out of Office Assistant in Outlook 2007… by adding additional rules to be processed whenever an email appears in your inbox.  For example, you might want to delete every email from your boss (not recommended), or move emails from a distribution list into a folder you have set up. 

To add more rules to your Out of Office Assistant… go to the tools menu again, select “Out of Office Assistant”, and then click “Add Rule”.

Now you can go on holiday and not have to worry about your email every 5 minutes!

[tags]OOF, Outlook 2007, Tips, Help, Out of Office[/tags]

Thats right… 23 Sleeps, ailment thats 552 hours, internist or  33120 minutes until Office 2007, try and Windows Vista will be available in the shops.  January 30 is not that far away!

You can pre-order your copy of Windows Vista or Office 2007 now on Amazon.com!  They can even gift wrap it for you!

Over the next three weeks I will be in overdrive making sure that you have all the tips, tricks and tutorials you need to hit the ground running as soon as you take off the shrink wrap on your own copy of Office 2007.

Make sure that you subscribe to the feed, and if you have any areas that you would like me to focus on… make sure you leave a comment!

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Windows Vista, Office 2007, Launch[/tags]

Inserting tables in Word 2007 has changed slightly from previous versions of Office, buy however it really is a piece of cake with the new Ribbon user interface, and my favourite feature of all… live preview!

  1. On the ribbon, click “Insert” (because we want to “Insert” a table)
  2. Click on the “Table” button,  and a grid will appear below it.
  3. Drag your mouse over the grid, selecting the number of columns and rows that you would like to have in your table.  For example, in the image below (click if you want to see a larger version), I have dragged over 3 columns, and two rows, to create a 3×2 table.  Thanks to live preview, you can see the resulting table IN REAL TIME as you move the mouse over the grid!  Very nice!
  4. Once you have decided on the number of rows and columns, click on the grid and the table will be inserted!

If you want to insert a table with more than 10 rows, or 10 columns, simply click on “Insert” on the Ribbon, then click on “Table”, and then click on “Insert Table”.  Using this dialog box you can specify exactly how many rows or columns you want.

Once you have created your table, it is very quick and simple to add a splash of colour to your table!

  1. Click on the table you have just created.  You will notice a new set of tabs appear in the Ribbon:
  2. Click on the “Table Styles” selector, and click on your favourite colourscheme:
     
  3. Sit back and enjoy your very attractive, very simple table in Word 2007!

So there you have it… Everything you really need to know to use tables in Word 2007.  Much faster than previous versions don’t you think!!!!!

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Tutorial, Word 2007, Tables[/tags]

One of the most useful features of Word 2007, bronchitis especially when collaborating with colleagues or team members in other offices is Track Changes.  Combined with the comment feature it is easy to understand what changes have taken place in a document, visit this site and why!

Here is an example of what you can do with Track Changes, and a Comment.

How to turn on Track Changes in Word 2007

  1. Click the “Review” Tab in the Word 2007 Ribbon
  2. Click the “Track Changes” button

If you want to incorporate all the changes one of your colleagues made, or reject some whilst approving others, you can do that with the buttons in the “Changes” group, again in the “Review” tab of the Word 2007 Ribbon.

To accept the change, simply click “Accept”.  To reject, click “Reject”.  To move between changes, you can use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons.  Pretty simple really 🙂

How to add a Comment in Word 2007

To add a comment, again on the “Review” tab of the Ribbon, in the “Comments” group, click on “New Comment”.  You will then be able to type your comment into the balloon on the side of the document. 

Note that when you add a comment, it will begin with your initials.  To change your initials, click on the Office Orb, in the top right hand corner of the screen, and then select “Word Options”.  In the “Popular” section (should be the default when you open the options dialog box) there is a text field where you can change the initials.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER WHEN USING TRACK CHANGES AND COMMENTS IN WORD 2007…

… is to run the document inspector (Office Orb -> Prepare -> Inspect Document) before publishing the document.  Using the document inspector you can be assured that any of your comments or tracking balloons will not be visible to readers of the document.  Especially important if the comments give away some of your trade secrets, or disrespect one of your team mates in some way 😉

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Track Changes, Word 2007, Review, Tutorial[/tags]

Stumbled across this absolute beauty of a Visio template today.  Strictly speaking this will work with Visio 2007 as well as earlier versions like Visio 2003… but I just had to blog about it.

Crime Scenes with shapes – Visio Template

That’s right… you can now play CSI at home, approved without the dangerous explosions, refractionist car chases or other potentially life ending catastrophes that happen on the TV Series.

The Visio Crime Scene template, which you can download from the Microsoft website, contains all the things you need to recreate your favourite crime scene – bodies (with movable arms and legs), separate arms and legs (!), weapons of all varieties (shot guns, pistols, shell casings, clips, even nunjuks!!!), pools of blood (small, large, or trail)… even a king size bed for those domestic disputes.

You can find the FREE Crime Scene Template, as well as many other great Office 2007 templates to download from Microsoft Office Online.

’till next time

TNP 😉

[tags]Visio, Template, CSI, Office 2007[/tags]

So you have just purchased a version of Office 2007 (or your boss just made you upgrade your PC at work!), sildenafil and want to get up to speed quickly on exactly how to use Word 2007.  No sweat – here is the ultimate list of great posts to help you get your head around exactly how to use Word 2007 – fast!

I would start with the first couple, discount and as you build your confidence, generic start tackling some of the more advanced tutorials.

When you first start using Word 2007 – read…

  1. What happened to the File Menu? Help with the new user interface in Office 2007
  2. Screencast: Introduction to the New Ribbon UI in Word 2007
  3. Word 2007: Undo
  4. What are Galleries in Office 2007?
  5. Printing in Word 2007

Once you are comfortable, move on to…

  1. Need more Clip Art in Word 2007?
  2. Inserting a Table in Word 2007
  3. Find and Replace in Word 2007
  4. Word 2007: How to add page numbers to your documents
  5. How to Change your Page Orientation (Portrait vs Landscape) in Word 2007
  6. Breaks in Word 2007 – Page, Column, Text Wrapping and Section Breaks
  7. Word 2007: Page Layout Deep Dive Tutorial
  8. Word 2007: What is the Prepare Menu? Deep Dive
  9. How to Superscript text in Word 2007
  10. Show and Hide Codes in Word 2007
  11. Insert a Drop Cap in Word 2007
  12. Track Changes, and Comments in Word 2007
  13. How to save your Word 2007 document as a PDF
  14. Word 2007 – Send your Document, Share it with the World!

And once you are an absolute power user of Word 2007…

  1. Word 2007: Start Word 2007 without the Splash Screen
  2. Shortcut keys in Word 2007
  3. Word 2007: Minimise the Ribbon (Minimize the menu)
  4. More than just word count – All the document statistics you want in Word 2007 using Status Bar Configuration
  5. Word 97 Look and Feel, with Word 2007!
  6. Lorem Ipsum and other random filler text in Word 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Excel 2007
  7. Screencast – Extending the Office 2007 UI with a Custom Ribbon

And to keep track of the latests posts on Word 2007 at The New Paperclip, simply check out the Word 2007 Category 

So there you have it – remember if you have trouble with anything in Word 2007, post a comment and I will try to write a tutorial especially for you! 

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